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Episode 36 – Series 14, Part I – The Many Masques [of Mandragora] of Dudley Simpson

In this episode we’ll be looking at the music of Doctor’s composer Dudley Simpson, as well as the use of period stock music in Doctor Who. Here we will examine Serial 4M – Story 86 – The Masque of Mandragora, a 4-part serial originally broadcast between the 4th and 25th of September 1976 on BBC One.

NOTE: This episode aired as a segment on the HOO ON WHO PODCAST on Monday 3, October, 2011 –

DEDICATION – Dr. Phill – I would like to dedicate this episode to my brother Fred “Count Federico” Serna, in honour of his birthday, to whom I really owe a great deal for introducing me to Doctor Who as a youth in the late 1980s. Being a great influence on my career in Early Music, this particular story always had a special place in our household as one that was equally enjoyed by myself and both of my brothers. This is why I found this particular episode was a labour of love, and a joy to research. Cheers to you on your birthday, and may you always enjoy this unorthodox love-letter to our youths each and every year on your birthday.


ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. LOU: I am an Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I write about and teach classes on avant-garde and popular music of the post-war era, focusing on musics that bridge the categories of high and low culture in society through media technology. In other words, I write about pretty music made on complicated equipment used in television and radio. Most of my stuff tends to be about music in the UK, although I have also written about American science fiction. My most recent publication is a history of the BBC’s electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, for Oxford University Press. Before becoming chair of the music department in Reno, I taught classes about television music, film music, music and gender, and popular music, as well as the more standard classical music history courses. After getting my undergraduate degree in singing from the University of Iowa, I spent a few hazy years bartending in nightclubs, listening to lots of dance music, and traveling as much as possible to England. Eventually, I decided I needed a career and did a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Texas at Austin, writing a thesis on music in Doctor Who. After that I moved to Los Angeles and did a PhD at UCLA in musicology, studying with Susan McClary and Philip Brett, among other amazing scholars. At UCLA I wrote what would become the first half of my Radiophonic history as my dissertation.

I also, like Dr. Phil, am a performer of early music. But unlike him, for me it is purely a dilettante pursuit. I have sung early music since 1989, and at UCLA was the director of their early music ensemble, Musica Humana. Upon moving to Reno, I founded REM (Reno Early Music), Reno’s premiere early music group. Actually, we are Reno’s only early music group. But it’s fun. I also run the Reno Time Team, a local group making our way through all of classic Doctor Who. For more information on Louis Niebur, visit, and for information on Reno Early Music, visit For more information on Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, visit

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS – DR. PHILL: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

On double bass, I perform with many ensembles including the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northshore Camerata, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In Early Music, I regularly perform on violas da gamba (treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol), period double bass/ violone and vielle with modern orchestras such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as with period instrument ensembles such as Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, the Callipygian Players, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Duo fantaisie en Echo, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Newberry Consort, the Oriana Singers, the Second City Musick, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, the Third Coast Viols and many others. In performance, I’ve appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. My Early Music Outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ was the recipient of the 2010 Early Music America Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. For more information, visit or

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit


Dudley Simpson –

The Masque of Mandragora – Wikipedia –
The Masque of Mandragora – The BBC Episode Guide –
The Masque of Mandragora – The Doctor Who Restoration Team –

Purchase Doctor Who – The Masque of Mandragora – (US) (UK)

Purchase Musical Resources Mentioned – Terpsichore: Renaissance and Early Baroque Dance Music, Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Records 415 294-2 – (US) & (UK)

Purchase Musical Resources Mentioned – Dances of the Renaissance, Deutsche Grammophon Panorama Records 469244 – (US) & (UK)

Written Resources Mentioned – Doctor Who – The Discontinuity Guide –

Purchase Written Resources Mentioned – Doctor Who – The Discontinuity Guide – (US) & (UK)

Purchase Written Resources Mentioned – Classic Who – The Hinchcliffe Years – (US) & (UK)

Programs Mentioned – The Prisoner –

Historical Periods Mentioned – The Middle Ages –
Historical Periods Mentioned – The Renaissance –

Historical Events – Catherine de’ Medici’s Court Festivals –

Historical Figures Mentioned – Pope Gregory I –
Historical Figures Mentioned – Leonardo da Vinci –
Historical Figures Mentioned – Niccolò Machiavelli –ò_Machiavelli
Historical Figures Mentioned – Catherine de’ Medici –’_Medici
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Historical Figures Mentioned – William Shakespeare –

Locations Mentioned – Burgundy –
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Locations Mentioned – Portmeiron –
Locations Mentioned – Stratford-upon-Avon –
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Locations Mentioned – Würzburg Conservatory, Germany –

People Mentioned – Gareth Armstrong –
People Mentioned – Tom Baker –
People Mentioned – Christopher H. Bidmead –
People Mentioned – Clayton Hickman –
People Mentioned – Philip Hinchcliffe –
People Mentioned – Jon Laurimore –
People Mentioned – Norman Jones –
People Mentioned – Louis Marks –
People Mentioned – John Nathan-Turner –
People Mentioned – Tim Pigott-Smith –
People Mentioned – Adrian Rigelsford –
People Mentioned – Konrad Ragossnig –
People Mentioned – Gareth Roberts –
People Mentioned – Robert Shearman –
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Musical Periods Mentioned – The Middle Ages –
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Concepts Mentioned – Brass Instruments –
Concepts Mentioned – Cantus Firmus – Mentioned – Chant –
Concepts Mentioned – Chords –
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Concepts Mentioned – Consonance & Dissoance –
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Concepts Mentioned – History of Music Publishing –
Concepts Mentioned – The Historically Informed Performance (HIP) Movement –
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Concepts Mentioned – Rhythm –
Concepts Mentioned – Stringed Instruments –
Concepts Mentioned – Texture –
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Instruments Mentioned – Bagpipe –
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Instruments Mentioned – Dulcian –
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Instruments Mentioned – Electronic Music Studio’s VCS3 Synthesizer –
Instruments Mentioned – Fiddle –
Instruments Mentioned – Harpsichord –
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Instruments Mentioned – Hurdy-Gurdy –
Instruments Mentioned – Lute –
Instruments Mentioned – Marimba –
Instruments Mentioned – Oboe –
Instruments Mentioned – Orchestral Bells –
Instruments Mentioned – Percussion –
Instruments Mentioned – Rackett –
Instruments Mentioned – Rauschpfeife –
Instruments Mentioned – Sackbut –
Instruments Mentioned – Shawm –
Instruments Mentioned – Snare –
Instruments Mentioned – Spinet –
Instruments Mentioned – Trumpet –
Instruments Mentioned – Timpani –
Instruments Mentioned – Vibraphone –
Instruments Mentioned – Vielle –
Instruments Mentioned – Violin –
Instruments Mentioned – Viol (Viola da Gamba) –
Instruments Mentioned – Violoncello –
Instruments Mentioned – Virginals –

Composers Mentioned – Pierre Attaingnant –
Composers Mentioned – Claude Gervaise –

Compositional Genres Mentioned – Basse Danse –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Branle –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Estampie –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Galliard –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Intermedio –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Masque –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Medieval Pageant –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Pavan –
Compositional Genres Mentioned – Tourdion –

Musical Collections Mentioned – Harmonice Musices Odhecaton –
Musical Collections Mentioned – Musica enchiriadis –
Musical Collections Mentioned – Schola enchiriadis –
Musical Collections Mentioned – Terpsichore –
Musical Collections Mentioned – Winchester Troper –

Musical Figures Mentioned – Ottaviano Petrucci –


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